Bethesda partners with Alamo Drafthouse to show ‘The Matrix’ and other films that inspired Prey

Bethesda’s next major release is a science-fiction thriller, and the publisher is using film to reach an appreciative audience. The Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters is kicking off a Bethesda Softworks Presents film series dedicated to the upcoming Prey reboot from developer Arkane Studios. Prey, which debuts May 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, […]

T-Mobile kicks off industry robocall war with network-level blocking and ID tools

T-Mobile is among the first U.S. telecom companies to announce its plans to thwart pesky robocallers. The move represents part of an industry-wide “Robocall Strike Force” set up by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year to combat the 2 billion-plus automated calls U.S. consumers deal with each month. Other key members of the group include Apple, Google, […]

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into ‘robotic digitization’ startup Ripcord

A new “robotic digitization” company launches to the public today with funding from some notable backers. Tapping robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence, Ripcord is striving to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” and today it announced its formal launch alongside $9.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with participation from Apple cofounder […]

Walmart’s Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each

 Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart’s streaming video service Vudu has you covered, with a new feature available via its iPhone and Android mobile apps. The new “Disc-to-Digital” feature allows users to scan the barcode on the case for their DVD or Blu-Ray movies, pay a $2 per movie fee for… Read More

U.S. Senate to vote on repeal of broadband privacy rules

(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Google or Facebook. The Senate began debate on Wednesday evening under a provision that allows Congress to repeal recently approved federal regulations. […]